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Upperaltiger06
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Too Frat To Care Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than Not Is it true if you cook vegetables it takes out all the nutrition out of it?


Depends on the food and the way you cook it. Some cooking can breakdown cell walls and improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Microwaving to a high temperature can destroy most micronutrients. Mixing up cooking styles (including eating raw) is probably the wisest approach.






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SlowFlowPro
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but at the same time, you're still eating matter that doesn't really have many calories and can still make you feel full (i'm assuming you don't fry it or douse it in lipids, obviously). if you're cutting meat/carb portions, filling those up with cooked veggies helps calorie-wise





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PurpleandGold Motown
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Yeah. Every last bit of it. You end up just eating a small amount of fiber with no nutritional value.


Well, I would agree that is the case with overcooking it -- as we southerners like to do, but just a quick sautee or steam doesn't destroy the nutritional value of most veggies.

I love vegetables raw, but to impart flavor, you have to cook them a bit.






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HumongousYeti
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Eating healthy is an investment in your health. If you currently eat like shite (fast food, high carb, no veggies/fruits), you'll probably pay down the road with some sort of chronic illness.

A simple way to eat healthy is consuming lots of fruits and veggies. I know it costs more than junk food, but your body will thank you.







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Popcorn
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As long as you don't buy organic, yes, eating healthy is relatively inexpensive. Especially if you learn to make and take your own lunch with you to work. I keep a small ice chest in my truck. Keep water, maybe a monster, some fruit and fresh veggies, and my lunch.

Hell, even prisoners eat healthy in BR. The inmates at Elayn Hunt and the Women's Prison (if I recall correctly) grow and harvest their own food. It costs >$4 to feed 1 person 3 meals a day.

Crazy, right?



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PurpleandGold Motown
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Organic is great, but hydroponic is cheaper and can have the nutritional value or greater of organic food.

I grow my own vegetables, but I'm still waiting for them to come in, and other than radishes, kale, spinach, lettuce, and various microgreens, I've got nothing, and the lettuces won't last much longer in the Alabama heat.






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Layabout
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I general I find it more expensive to eat healthy. You can consume a lot of calories of junk for a very small price. Think about how cheap you can get fast food, chips, candy bars, hot dogs, sugary drinks, etc.

This type of stuff is also the most readily available and only option in food deserts.


Agreed. And "food desert" is the best description I've heard of the shopping choices available to the poor.



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Popcorn
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Yeah I can't grow shite on my land in Louisiana. Everything dies. We have game though. Deer, chickens, cattle.





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mouton
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Did you say you run that amount AND workout two hours per day???





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PurpleandGold Motown
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It took me about five years of composting to get my garden about right. I'm too the point where the soil is much better than the red clay it was. Still not ideal, but permaculture is a neverending process, and my soil is still has more clay in it than I would like.











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mouton
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That's a nice spread you have there.





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PurpleandGold Motown
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Wish I could say it's all mine, but it's family land. My grandfather was a farmer and kept a 20 acre garden. I would always help him when I was a kid. I still love working in the dirt. So, I keep my family's garden when I'm in the country over the summer.





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cubsfan5150
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Oh really?

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LSUballs
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Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than Not



No it's not. Don't be stupid. Eating less is less expensive. Because, well, you're buying less stuff. But you can live on ramen, Ohse hotdogs and drink Faygo for next to nothing. If you're eating a bunch of fresh vegetables you are gonna pay out the arse unless you tend a good garden.






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Layabout
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Carbohydrates and fats are the cheapest calories you can buy. If you're hungry and don't have much money, that's what you eat.





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I Love Bama
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I agree completely. Fat people are usually dumb too. Hence the comments thus far





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ItNeverRains
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America the only country where the poor people are fat and the rich are skinny










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EarthwormJim
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My mother -- who has been after my Dad to lose the weight for years -- asked me for a grocery list and menu for one week. I put together a menu with breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks and wrote out the ingredients she needed to pick up.

Her grocery bill was $145. She normally spends $250-$300 a week.


Sounds like writing out a grocery list is cheaper than not.






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yellowfin
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One of the big excuses lower-income people use for not eating healthy is the expense.


not surprising cause most lower income people are dumb






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TigerTatorTots
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I'm sorry, but if i only ate chicken and rice and maybe a vegetable for every meal, I'd shoot myself in the face.
You realize how many different ways you can cook chicken? Its not like you are eating plain grilled chicken each night.






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